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Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
Place of BirthCoventry, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Further Personal Information
Coventry, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012 at a wheelchair academy in Coventry, England.
Why this sport?
Although she was unable to play sport at school for health and safety reasons, she was inspired to take up athletics after watching the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. "I didn't really know a lot about wheelchair racing - I'd heard of it before, but I didn't really understand how it all worked. After watching people like [British wheelchair racers] David Weir and Hannah Cockroft compete, that's when I realised that it was actually a sport out there."
Club / Team
Coventry Godiva Harriers: England
Name of coach
Job King [club]; Paula Dunn [national], GBR
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Great Britain
World Championships
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to attend her first Great Britain training camp. (, 28 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
British rower Debbie Flood, British wheelchair racer Anne Wafula-Strike. (, 01 Jan 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I focus on what I'm doing, I focus on competing for myself, I focus on improving myself. I focus on achieving my targets." (, 14 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. (, 16 Dec 2018)

In 2017 she received a Rising Star in Sport Award at the WeAreTheCity awards ceremony in London, England. (, 14 Jul 2017;, 05 Jul 2017)

In 2017 she was presented with a Rotary Young Citizen of the Year award in recognition of her community work. (, 14 Apr 2017)

She was named the 2015 Young Sportswoman of the Year by Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire [CSW] Sports in England. (, 13 Nov 2015)

She received a Talented Athletes Award in 2014 from CSW Sports. (, 2015)
At age 14 she was the youngest athlete in the British Para athletics squad at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (, 28 Dec 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 100m T34 18.29
3 2016 400m T34 1:01.67
3 2016 800m T34 2:02.47
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 100m T34 19.35
3 2015 800m T34 2:09.66
3 2015 400m T34 1:04.78
2 2017 100m T34 18.01
3 2017 800m T34 2:05.76
3 2017 400m T34 1:02.94
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 100m T34 17.38
2 2018 800m T34 2:14.38